Zpacks Ankle Gaiters

5 reviews
$69.95 Weight 1.8 oz / 51.0 g

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Trek through rain, water, and brush with confidence while keeping your ankles and shoes protected. Unlike some other gaiters, Zpacks Ankle Gaiters are specially designed to fully cover your laces and keep debris and water out of running shoes. The Robic fabric is comfortable and lightweight without compromising on abrasion and tear resistance.

These are also available as Calf height gaiters.

  • Zpacks Gaiters can be put on without removing your shoes.

  • Waterproof front zipper for easy deployment.

  • An adjustable, replaceable cord runs under the arch of your shoe. The cord is about 16" (41 cm) long, 2.2 mm extremely strong UHMWPE. The cord can easily be swapped out when it wears through. Extra cord is available for purchase.

  • Adjustable shock cord at the top.

  • A custom made rust-proof aluminum clip near the toe attaches to your laces to keep the gaiters in place.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

Height: 8" (20 cm)

Girth: 16" (40 cm)

3.7 oz/sqyd 100D ROBIC®

ROBIC® nylon has very good tensile strength and abrasion resistance for its weight. The material features a fully waterproof polyurethane coating. The exterior is treated with a C6 durable water repellent.

Weight: 3.7 oz/sqyd (125 g/m²)

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United States United States

Warning - Not for big feet

I liked the idea of these gaiters - all the stretchy type I've tried get holes around the ankle very quickly due to occasional ankle rub. This seemed like an alternative option where I could patch them if those holes ever developed. Unfortunately there is no warning that these are comically impractical for large feet. I have size 13 Altra Olympus shoes and it is more of a hassle to put these on than it's worth. These are massive shoes, but there should have at least been a warning that they are not ideal for larger shoes.

Zaccharia T.
United States United States

Great lightweight gaiters

These are a nice design, and they also fit fine over mid-height boots. The upgrade to Robic makes them far more usable in different conditions, and I’ve had no durability issues so far. My only criticism is that they tend to pinch and irritate my ankles a bit, and they give me small sores when pulled tight. Perhaps a band of softer material around the rim would help.

Walt B.
United States United States

Work just like they should.

Very well made. Easily adjustable for fit. Lightweight. I wear them to help keep sand and gravel out of my hiking boots. They do this very well. Thanks ZPacks for the great gesr and excellent service.

Gareth T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Massively more durable

I have to say I loved the original but they used to rip to shreds fairly easily. Not so with these new improved ones! Absolutely love these and would recommend them to anyone who like me is forever getting stones in their shoes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Aradia R.
United States United States

I really wanted to love these…

I had bought two pairs, one for me and one for my son, for some AT hiking. I love they cover the entire lacing of the shoe, but when I would take them off at the end of the day, the insides were just layered in moisture. They weren’t breathing. I’ll still keep them as part of my rain gear, but won’t be wearing them on a daily basis for my Colorado Trail hike.